PHILADELPHIA—Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities, and uniform services, announced its commitment to set enterprise-wide science-based targets, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment follows the company’s announcement earlier this year, of its goal to reduce GHG emissions by 15 percent, from its 2019 baseline, by the end of 2025 (in the United States), and will align the company with the Science Based Target initiative’s new Net-Zero Standard.
The announcement affirms Aramark’s commitment to set a near-term science-based target to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions within 5 to 10 years and a long-term science-based target to reach net-zero value chain GHG emissions by no later than 2050. Within 24 months, Aramark will develop its science-based targets in line with the SBTi Net-Zero Standard, which was released in October.
“We are proud of our climate goal and the progress we have made in reducing emissions. We are excited to raise our ambition on climate, to align with the latest climate science, and meet stakeholder expectations,” said Ash Hanson, Aramark’s Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer. “We recognize the crucial role that businesses play in minimizing the risk climate change poses to our planet, and we are excited to join the growing group of leading companies setting emissions reduction targets in line with climate science.”
Aramark’s climate goal is a core pillar of the company’s Be Well. Do Well. sustainability plan, focused on positively impacting people and the planet. The company’s 2021 Be Well. Do Well. Impact Report, to be released in January 2022, will report on progress toward its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments.
For more information on Be Well. Do Well., visit www.aramark.com/sustainability.